EACH organises major international conferences on healthcare communication research and teaching to bring together the community of healthcare researchers, educators and practitioners as well as workshops, courses and meetings on specific research and teaching components of healthcare communication for teachers and researchers.

Future events

Past conferences

ICCH 2020 Online

Hosted by ACH, in partnership with EACH

The ICCH conference in 2020 was originally planned to take place in Vienna, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was the first to take place online from 9-11 September.

Click here to view the programme.
Click here to view the abstracts.


Plenary Sessions

ICCH Conference 2019, San Diego

Hosted by ACH, in partnership with EACH

The ICCH conference in 2019 took place in Porto from 27-30 October.

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ICCH Conference 2018, Porto

The ICCH conference in 2018 took place in Porto from 1 – 4 September.

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Click here to review the abstracts.
Click here to see the photographs.

ICCH & HARC Conference 2017, Baltimore

Hosted by AACH in partnership with EACH

The 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare was held in Baltimore.

EACH Summer Event 2017, London

The second EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 4 – 6 September 2017. Here you can download the programme.

ICCH Conference 2016, Heidelberg

The ICCH conference, hosted by EACH, in 2016 took place in Heidelberg from 7 – 10 September.  

EACH Summer Event 2015, London

The inaugural EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 24 – 26 August 2015. Here you can download the programme.

ICCH Conference 2014, Amsterdam

The ICCH conference in 2014 took place in Amsterdam from 28 September – 1 October.  Here you can view the following:

Presentations are available to members in the members’ area here.

ICCH Conference 2013, Montreal

Patient Educ Couns 2014; 96(3):271-2

ICCH Conference 2012, St Andrews

Patient Educ Couns 2013; 92(3):283-5

ICCH Conference 2011, Chicago

Patient Educ Couns 2012; 88(3):357-8

ICCH Conference 2010, Verona

Patient Educ Couns 2011; 84(3):283-6

ICCH Conference 2009, Miami

Patient Educ Couns 2010; 80(3): 285-287

ICCH Conference 2008, Oslo

Patient Educ Couns 2009; 76(3):293-5

ICCH Conference 2007, Charleston

Patient Educ Couns 2008; 72(3); 357–358

ICCH Conference 2006, Basle

Patient Educ Couns 2007; 67(3):241-5

ICCH Conference 2005, Chicago

Patient Educ Couns 2006; 62(3): 285–287

ICCH Conference 2004, Bruges

Patient Educ Couns 2006; 60(3):263-6.

ICCH Conference 2002, Warwick

Patient Educ Couns 2003; 50(3):227-8

History of ICCH conferences

The conference series was started by Gregory Makoul and Theo Schofield with hopes that it would take off as an academic ‘international home for educators and researchers’ – to foster exchange of ideas at the intersection of teaching and research as well as about work in different countries. The series was designed to bring together educators and researchers for an exploration of ideas, innovations, and current practice in communication and medical education. Many productive collaborative relationships were generated at the earliest International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, which was held in Oxford in 1996. That conference was attended by more than 200 people from 20 different countries.

The early conferences had different names and the first ICCH conference organised by EACH was held in 2002 in Warwick. The first ICCH conference organised by AACH was held in 2005 in Chicago. Since then the ICCH is organised alternately on the European and American continent and welcomes every year more delegates, in 2018 and 2019 more than 600.

Launch of EACH
Patient Educ Couns 2001; 43(1):1-4.
International Conference on Health & Communication (ICCH), Barcelona
Patient Educ Couns 2002; 48(1):1-91
Communication in Medicine Conference (CIMC), Evanston, IL (Chicago)
Communication in Health Care Conference, Amsterdam
Patient Educ Couns 1998;34(Suppl 1):S1-S82.Patient Educ Couns 2001; 45: 1-2

International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, Oxford
Patient Educ Couns 1999;37:191-5.